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Is your blog being copied really a big deal these days? Well, it is not as big of a problem as it was, but it still happens. It is not a big problem anymore because Google has gotten very good at spotting duplicate content and then punishing the websites involved. This means that your blog will be punished too, but the person copying the blog will also be aware that they are going to be punished, and so will probably give it a miss.

People do still copy blogs

This happens when a website owner learns a few ways of avoiding Google penalties. It also happens when a blog master is looking for traffic from links over traffic from search engines. These sorts of people will often hide their activities too with programs such as “HideMyAss.” This makes it harder for blog master to take action about the plagiarism without taking legal action. If the blog master is also looking for traffic from links instead of search engine traffic, then it is also more difficult to take revenge via anti-SEO on their site.

State that your content is protected by Copyscape

Copyscape is a company that offers a very good plagiarism detection service. Their prices are also very reasonable. There is nothing stopping you from adding their “Protected by Copyscape” icon onto some of your web pages. Even if your website is not protected by the site, the people at Copyscape do not mind you using the icon because it is good publicity for them.

The typical content thief may avoid copying your content for the simple fact that they think they will be identified a lot earlier. Many content thieves are counting on the fact that you will not run routine plagiarism checks on your content, and will therefore never take any sort of retribution.

Note a copyright notice at the bottom of each page

You see this on the bottom of a lot of modern websites. It is a small notice in small letters with the copyright symbol and a date next to it. Even if you have not used a copyrighting service, you still own the copyright and so are still legally able to add this notice to the bottom of your webpage.

Protect yourself with a copyright service

Make no mistake, the second that you create any written content, then you own the copyright. People use copyright services to help back them up if things start to get legal. All a copyright service does is act as a third party witness to your copyright. You log the content with them and then if things get legal then the courts may admit your submission to the copyright service as evidence in your favor. If you do not use a copyright service then you still own the rights to your written content, it is still yours and you still have every legal right to defend it. A copyright service simply helps you prove your point.

Add the date that it was uploaded

It is sometimes difficult to prove when your content was uploaded to your website without a court order to the server owner/hosting company. However, few people actually know this. When they see a piece of text saying the date that it was uploaded, they seem to think that it offers more copyright protection than it actually does.

The fact is that if you are the genuine owner of the copyright, then it does not matter when you upload the content. It does not even matter if the thief uploads it first (in Google’s eyes and the laws eyes). But, you can exploit the fact that other people do not know this and scare off a few thieves by adding the date that it was uploaded to your blog post.

Try CopySentry with Copyscape

This is a service that runs routine plagiarism checks on your specified web pages. It is a good way of being alerted as to when your content has been copied. If you notice when content has been copied, then you may start proceedings to have it removed from the other web domains. You may have to get legal to do this, but if the content was uploaded on another person’s blog as a guest post, or uploaded onto a legitimate article website, then they will often remove your content from the first time you make contact to say that it is copied material.

Also, do not forget that some people are victims themselves, as a writer may have copied your blog post and sold it to someone else as if it were their own.

Author bio:
The article is written by Sonia J. She writes guest posts for different sites and helps students with JavaScript assignment.

How to Protect Your Blog or Site from Being Copied

By Pallie →
Thousands of people join the blogosphere each day and a considerable percentage want to make money out of their blogs. Even with this goal in mind, many of them don’t know what it takes to be a good blogger. The following 10 commandments are here to make a good, if not, a better blogger out of you. Possessing these ten qualities will also give you the leverage to monetize your blog.

10. A good blogger updates his/her blog.

A blog needs to be constantly updated with new posts. More content means more traffic. Publishing fresh posts also gives your readers something new to read. Most importantly, a well-updated blog lets search engines know that you have relevant content.

9. A good blogger doesn’t infringe on copyrights.

Don’t post duplicate content by copying the works of others and publishing it on your blog. This includes articles and photos. If you are borrowing ideas from other writers, cite them as references. If you copy an image off the net to be used on your blog, include a link to the image source and never crop off watermarks if there are any. It would be best if you asked permission though especially when using images that have artistic value such as photography and artwork.

8. A good blogger responds to comments quickly.

It would show lack of commitment and interest to your readers if it takes long for you to respond. Show that you care about your blog by responding to comments as swiftly as possible. New visitors will notice your brisk interaction with readers and feel motivated to leave comments and share their insights. It’s also a good way of building trust.

7. A good blogger socializes.

Create social media accounts for your blog. Use them to interact with your readers, expose your blog to new audiences, and share new and old posts. Effective social media can increase traffic to your blog and convert new visitors into regular readers. If you manage to build a strong database of followers, this would be a plus for advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

6. A good blogger doesn’t spam.

Having social networks doesn’t give you the right to flood your followers’ feeds with links to old posts. This would cause some of them to stop following you. In fact, don’t spam anywhere including forum threads and blog comments. These places should be used to build trust and expose your blog to more people without being flagged or kicked out for spam.

When leaving blog comments make sure that you have valuable information to share. You can use your real name or an online nickname; just don’t forget to use it consistently throughout the web space to strengthen your online identity. In forums, be an active member and offer help to those who need it. You can add a link to your blog from the profile section and later, as a name signature.

5. A good blogger knows his/her target audience.

Never lose sight of who you are writing for. Always keep your target audience in mind. This will keep you on-topic when preparing posts. Maintaining a niche is good for search engine optimization and for strengthening your blog identity. To illustrate, a blog associated to Broadband Expert, a consultation firm that provides information to companies regarding high speed internet, should target businesses in need of fast internet speeds.

4. A good blogger has good English.


You can write a blog in your native language is good for local optimization. But if you want to globalize your blog and have a wider audience, writing in English is preferable. When writing in English always practice good grammar and proper use of punctuations. A well-written post makes it easy to read and understand.

3. A good blogger values user experience.

Make your blog user-friendly across all browsing platforms. Ensure quick loading times of your pages and optimize your blog for mobile use. Create a simple layout for mobile and desktop users. Make all pages accessible by adding an archive and always preview posts before publishing them to check for layout. Readers like it when you break down paragraphs into lists or with the use of headers. This makes reading easier on their part.

2. A good blogger writes helpful articles.

People visit your blog to learn something; to make use of the posts you prepared. They didn’t come to your blog just to hear you rant or tell stories although sometimes, they do find these things entertaining. However, you should concentrate on writing helpful articles more than anything else.

1. A good blogger practices search engine optimization.

If you plan on making money out of your blog, you have to learn SEO. It’s a technique that will help your blog rank better in the search engines. Since you are a blogger you have to concentrate on three aspects of SEO namely keyword research, link building, and social media.

Author biography: Kenneth Javellana works as an analyst for BroadbandExpert.com, a consumer advice expert on internet options for businesses. His pastimes include blogging and photography but he also enjoys writing articles on his favorite topics which includes SEO and online marketing.

The 10 Commandments On How To Be A Good Blogger

By Pallie →

Blogging tips are helpful whether a blog is simply for a hobby or being used to bolster the visibility of a business. The fact is that a well built blog can be the final piece of the puzzle to a successful marketing campaign, whether it is for a new product or business. Using a blog for marketing techniques allows a company a way of creating an informal connection to its customers, while still being able to provide important information. Making a successful blog can be difficult, but there are a few simple tips to ensure the success of a blog.

Worthwhile Content Goes a Long Way

If a blog is not interesting, then people will not read it; that is a simple fact that many people fail to understand. The blog has to be relevant to the readers; just because the CEO thinks the topic is interesting, does not mean the customers will as well. The most important thing is to consider the audience. A blog detailing the economical choices and statistics behind a marketing scheme will be of little interest to customers; stock holders may find it interesting, but that sort of information is usually distributed in stock reports.

Engage the Audience

One of the most important blogging tips is to give the audience a reason to interact with the blog. People who leave comments were affected by what they read. A person who takes the time to provide their opinion on a post is a person who will be returning to see what others had to say. By creating a helpful dialogue between customers and company, a blog will achieve success and grow a large following. The other benefit is that the person will feel like the company cares about his or her opinion.

There are a lot more blogging tips, but making use of these two is the first step to building a success blog and community. The interaction with the customers will give a company a greater understanding of what to sell. People will also be happy to see they are having a positive impact on something they care about. A blog that is consistently updated with useful information will draw a following and is one of the cheapest forms of advertising available; not to mention it works as an outlet for a company to provide information in an informal setting. Taking these blogging tips and building a better blog can only improve the future outlook of a company.

About the Author:

Rhian Gabrielle is a regular contributor of blogs and articles in various sites and online publications. She writes on various topics related to, search engine optimization, blogging, social media and technology, among others. She is also an online marketing expert.

A Few Blogging Tips to Achieve Success

By Pallie →

If you are a new blogger, congratulations! Blogging is a great way to get your voice heard and make money. A lot of people have made a lot of cash as a blogger, so it is no surprise that you want to get a piece of that pie.

As you get started, you want to do whatever you can to get up and running with the best blog possible right away. By getting off to a strong start, you stand a better chance of having money start coming in for you even sooner! These tips should help you and your blog to get off the ground.

Don’t over design your blog.

Simple is often better. The less clutter on your blog, the easier it is for visitors to find your content and click on your ads. Too many widgets and accessories may seem helpful, but they are really just distracting and can make your blog look unprofessional.

Plan ahead.

Blogs are able to build and maintain regular readership by posting quality, high value content on a regular basis. If you aren’t used to writing often, this could be quite a tall order.

If you haven’t started your site yet, you should start writing. When you feel particularly inspired, write and bank articles for the future. You can use the content you have saved up to post at times when you may have other obligations keeping you busy or a particularly nasty case of writer’s block.

Get a unique domain.

It certainly is tempting to start blogging completely for free. It is no risk starting a free blog, spending only your time. Your blog will be hosted under a domain, which means that in the eyes of some search engines, it isn’t its own site. In the eyes of some visitors, it isn’t something professional and worth reading.

In order to get SEO benefits and to look like a pro, you can make a minimum investment in your own domain and hosting. By having your own domain, it shows that you are serious about your blog, and visitors will appreciate that. Your own domain name smacks of professionalism and quality.

Use images.

Remember being a kid and getting disappointed when none of your books came with pictures anymore. Blog readers can be a lot like that kid, but there is no teacher telling them that they have to read your image-bare blog.

Readers don’t really like to read that much. An appropriate image breaking up a page makes sure that your post does not end up looking long and intimidating. It also just looks better.

Enable comments.

Blogging is a form of social media, and if your readers cannot sound off, it isn’t so social anymore. Comments can be scary, as one could be negative or even evil, but they are completely necessary. If your readers don’t have their say, they may not come back.

You can filter comments, however. Don’t just open the floodgates. Turn away spammers before their posts end up on your pages. Moderate out anything mean, hateful or otherwise inappropriate. Just be sure that you don’t ditch every contrary comment; you will look very one sided and not very credible if you ditch every comment that doesn’t agree.

Conclusion

These are just some words of wisdom for the beginning blogger. As you get started, you will surely start learning about even more things you can do to build an even better blog.

The biggest thing to remember as you start blogging is that your blog should be about quality and value. Every post, comment, image, and more should be done with quality in mind, as putting out the very best content you can is what will bring your visitors back again and again.

This article is provided by Kevin Moor who writes for different sites, which inter alias are working to find better disk cleaner.

Tips for Beginning Bloggers

By Pallie →

There are a lot of blogs out there in the world of high speed Internet and most of them are just very common, making them hard to distinguish from each other. If you feel that your blog is just like the rest of the regulars out there and that it is not standing out, then there are some Internet marketing strategies that you need to apply in order for it to be unique. This post will be focusing on the tips which will make you market your blog better.

Have Your Blog Hosted by Yourself

You will only have limited options if you choose to host your marketing solutions through websites such as WordPress. It is always preferable for expert marketers to have their blogs self-hosted as it will let them have total ownership as well as control over the blog. Say for example your blog is being hosted by a popular website and company and that you have already started creating back links in it for numerous hours. The next day, you wake up to find that your account and blog has already been banned for some reason. This can be one of the toughest things that you do not want to experience and the solution for this is by purchasing your own domain. It is also ideal to choose reputable hosts such as hostgator.

Opt for Reliable Platforms

Aside from being able to avoid experiencing the frustration in dealing with a suspended blog for whatever reason, marketers can work on their blog even easier if they have it hosted in a reliable platform. Various options are available for marketers and bloggers today in choosing a good platform for their business online. Stable platforms such as Joomla, Drupal, Blogspot and Typepad are some of the biggest platforms for blogging today and they also have good support.

Optimize Your Blog for Uniqueness

One of the ways that you can do to make your blog stand out amongst the rest of the blogs out there is by making it unique. Choosing a blogging platform such as WordPress will make this even easier to do as it offers plenty of plugins, themes and even hacks which will allow users to do customizations in their blog. Aside from that, a range of free themes are available for people to choose from but for serious bloggers, themes such as Thesis are ideal to make their blog look professional and neat.

This post was written by Angelina

Angelina, mostly a writer on technology and high speed internet, is also capable of writing other interesting topics. She works as a guest blogger at Broadband Expert and is willing to share her insights on people who are interested in these topics.

Techniques on How to Improve Blog Marketing

By Pallie →

Gain the interest of your readers. That is the only sure fire and honest way of getting more subscribers.

In school of Journalism you are taught a rule of thumb called the "law of vicinity”. This law says that an audience is more close to the issues you cover if they will be affected by your information (therefore interested).

The law of vicinity affects the geographical proximity, chronological distance, and professional proximity, social and emotional proximity.

Geographical proximity

Geographical proximity relates to anything that is near or around the reader. This may involve blogs about their local area but it is also relevant for posts about their country or state. It means if your post is about another country you will not score many interest point “geographical proximity” wise.

Chronological proximity

Chronological proximity has two parts. The first one is that any news that is brand new is going to interest a lot of people, simply out of curiosity. This is the reason why celebrity news is often given with times on them, for example XX baby born this morning, or XX appears in court today.

The second way is that chronological proximity works is by amplifying the impact of the blog. If you write about something that is recent or is happening now, then the impact of it is much more severe.

Professional proximity

Professional proximity comes more through the human nature to be drawn towards the things we know. If you spend years studying medicine, and then years treating patients, a guest post about medicine will peak your interest.

This counts in all areas: from hobbies and interests to work life and research. Even people who make paving slabs will often look over into people’s gardens as they walk by just to get a glimpse at their patio. It’s human nature.

Social proximity

Social proximity relates to how the blog will affect the readers, their families, friends or things they enjoy, such as their bus service or favorite nightclubs. Do not confuse this with geographical proximity. A person from Texas may be interested in news about Aspen because they may have a holiday home there; this is a social proximity draw.

Emotional proximity

Emotional and social proximity are often mixed because one affects another one. Emotional proximity is things that relate to the readers and their sense of well-being, happiness, or sadness. Therefore, a blog about the poor downtrodden people of the African snake farms would be an emotional one as it may upset people.

Health related news is often an emotional draw, since it has a way of making people feel bad or worried about themselves. Blogs on beauty and other such matters are also emotional draws too, since they foster an appreciation of vanity.

Mix Them Up

Each aspect mentioned above may pique interest independently or in conjunction with another. For example, geographical proximity can stand alone, as people often look into the history of their town, with no other motivator than the fact it is where they live.

An example of two working in conjunction would be something such as a post about the pollution in a town’s water supply. This holds a social draw and geographical draw if the reader is from that area. It may also hold a chronological draw, since people may consider it more alarming if the water pollution is recent.


This post was written by Sonia Jackson
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5 ways to increase the number of subscribers of your blog

By Pallie →

1. Go to Blogger dashboard

2. Go to Layouts --> Edit HTML

Note : Download the whole template first then Continue Editing.

3. Click 'Expand widget Template'.

4. Find for this Code :
<b:include data='top' name='status-message'/>
5. Add the following code below it
<b:include data='posts' name='breadcrumb'/>
6. Now Find :
<b:includable id='main' var='top'>
7. Now Replace the above code with below code :
<b:includable id='breadcrumb' var='posts'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.homepageUrl == data:blog.url'>
<!-- No breadcrumb on home page -->
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<!-- breadcrumb for the post page -->
<p class='breadcrumbs'>
<span class='post-labels'>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl' rel='tag'>Home</a>
<b:loop values='data:posts' var='post'>
<b:if cond='data:post.labels'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<b:if cond='data:label.isLast == "true"'> »
<a expr:href='data:label.url' rel='tag'><data:label.name/></a>
</b:if>
</b:loop>
<b:else/>
»Unlabelled
</b:if>
» <span><data:post.title/></span>
</b:loop>
</span>
</p>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "archive"'>
<!-- breadcrumb for the label archive page and search pages.. -->
<p class='breadcrumbs'>
<span class='post-labels'>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> » Archives for <data:blog.pageName/>
</span>
</p>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>
<p class='breadcrumbs'>
<span class='post-labels'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageName == ""'>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> » All posts
<b:else/>
<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> » Posts filed under <data:blog.pageName/>
</b:if>
</span>
</p>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:includable>
<b:includable id='main' var='top'>
8. Now Find ]]></b:skin> and replace it with the below code :
.breadcrumbs {
padding:5px 5px 5px 0px;
margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;
font-size:95%;
line-height: 1.4em;
border-bottom:3px double #e6e4e3;
}
]]></b:skin>
9. Now 'Save Template'

How To Add Breadcrumb To Blogger Blogs

By Pallie →
You must have a Google account and a "About Me " page on the blog , If you have Don't have, Create them quickly. And follow the steps.




1. Ad a link to your "About Me" page in the home page. (In a blog, you can add it to your sidebar or footer) Don't forget to add the rel="author" tag to the link finally your link will look something like this.


<a href="http://www.yourblog.com/about-me-page" rel="author"> About Me </a>


2. Then, Add a link to your Google profile (plus profile most likely) in your "About Me" page and add therel="me" tag to it. after you have done the code will look like this


<a href="https://plus.google.com/your_plus_ID" rel="me" > Google Profile </a>



3. replace your_plus_ID with your Google (plus) profile ID . to find it and log in to your Google plus account

4. Go to your Google profiles About tab and add a link to your "About Me" page

That's all! now you have completed. Go to Rich snippet and search for your Site/Blog URL. If you have done this correctly then you will see a page with you photo. And if you didn't there will be some Error messages in red also you won't see your photo next to search result.

Troubleshooting Tips:

If Google is still not willing to display your profile picture in search pages, here are some things you can try:

1. Make sure your author page is complete with some pictures, you have written a bio and that you have linked to your other social profiles. Also, the author page should be on the same domain as your articles /stories.

2. Your Google Profile should also be complete with your bio and include links to your own site as well as your other online profiles.

3. Google will pick the picture thumbnail from your Google Profile page and thus use an actual picture of yourself (not an icon). The picture should look good even when compressed into a 50×50 thumbnail image.

Display Author Profile Picture in Google Search Results

By Pallie →
Not taking the year, the content must reign as the king always in this SEO World. When you wonder about this SEO tips of this year 2012, and you are not alone. So there are several entrepreneurs and the business owners that are curious regarding the newest SEO trends. And here are some tips to help you in achieving the best results for this Year.

1. SEO Mobile

Always remember, the percentage of the web users may be searching this Web along their mobile device and iPad. When you post the content which will take so long to be able to get at the point, then people must get bored then move on into the website of the competitor.

On this year 2012 you may expect the bigger expansion on the search market mobile. And the digital marketing of the people that have tablet or the computer, the mobile search will be here to be able to stay then this will surely get to be the largest search medium in this year 2012. Then there is the WordPress plugin to create your own mobile website ready.

2. Add Videos & Photos

When you like to create your own website much more interactive, just consider adding the original photos as well as the very interesting videos into your own website. When the Google will crawl the web pages, then they will look for the content that is diverse. Do not forget to optimize your own photos and videos for these SEO purposes.

3. Use Google +, Twitter, Facebook to Share Your own Posts

The Twitter has topped with 465 million as registered accounts. And the Facebook has also more than 850 million as users active. And Google+ has 100 million. The LinkedIn has above130 million accounts. And together, and the said networks are just attracting great amounts of interest and time along the users of Internet just around this world, so as those that will participate in these services will fit into this ‘content distributors’ above description which means they are to help in spreading the word regarding your own blog.

4. Keep your codes simple

As ever, as believe by several users the code is their new content. Just create this simple for these search engines just to spider the website by the validation of the CSS and the HTML, however at the exact time, do not insist in this since those that are quite good ones which do not validate.

Just create your own ID names and CSS class obviously especially for the section division tags, and so just name your own header division header, and right sidebar division right side-bar, and many more.

5. Create More Content

You must resolve in paying much more attention into your own website’s content! The Google Panda algorithm loves simply the unique, original content. And this is not just this advantage into your site overall authority that you will notice, however when your content has worked right, then must find the increase in the long traffic so as you will begin in order to build up some more contents that are original.

The Google is just moving very fast and the algorithms are improving rapidly too. This is not easy to keep up along the newest in SEO, these above tips must provide you the great head start in the race for the online success on this year 2012.

5 Best Seo Tips 2012 for Blogger

By Pallie →

Most bloggers love their RSS readers. Not only that, but they also love to gain new RSS readers. It is such a joy when you wake up one day and see that your Feedburner count jumped by 200 or 300, right?

Those days are quite rare though, and most people seem to have a hard time gaining even a small number of new RSS subscribers consistently.

Is there anything you can do about it? Any way to efficiently attract more RSS subscribers?

Sure there is. Many people wrote about this topic in the past, but I wanted to give my take on the issue too. I wrote those 50 ideas as they were coming to my head, as briefly as possible. Enjoy.

1. Have a big RSS icon. People are lazy. You need to keep that fact always in mind. If you use a little RSS icon, visitors might have a problem finding it. Most of those will just give up after a couple of seconds, so make sure the RSS icon is big and easily recognizable.

2. Display the RSS icon above the fold. Apart from using a big RSS icon, you must make sure that you display it above the fold. That is where most blogs have one, and that is where people are used to look for when they want to subscribe, so go with the flow.

3. Display the RSS icon on every page of your blog. When I started blogging I did this mistake. Only my homepage used to have an RSS icon…. As soon as I added it to every single page on the blog, the number of subscribers jumped.

4. Use words. Depending on your audience, just using an RSS icon might not be effective. If they aren’t tech-savvy, they might not know what that little orange thing is. In those cases, you can write a small message explaining that subscribing will allow them to keep updated with your posts and so on.

5. Write a post asking for people to subscribe. Ever heard the saying “Ask and thou shalt receive”? This principle works on most areas of our lives. Blogging is no exception. If you want people to subscribe to your feed, ask them to! Write a post about it, give them some reasons and you will see how they respond.

6. Use the FeedSmith plugin. Unless you hand code a lot of redirects on your blog, readers will still be able to subscribe to different RSS feeds provided by WordPress. This plugin will make sure that all your subscribers will be forwarded to the Feedburner feed, so that you can track them and control how your feed is formatted.

7. Offer email subscriptions. Like it or not, only a small percentage of the Internet users know about or use RSS feeds. Studies confirm that this number is below 10% around the world. Why would you want to miss the other 90% of the pie? If you use Feedburner, you just need to go on the “Publicize” tab to activate your email subscriptions.

8. Use an email subscription form. For most bloggers, an email subscription form will convert better than a simple “Subscribe via email” link. That is because Internet users are used to seeing those forms around, and typing their email address there is quite intuitive. The top of your sidebar is a good spot to place one.

9. Encourage readers to subscribe at the bottom of every post. Apart from having an RSS icon and email subscription form above the fold, it is also important to place them below each single post. Why? Because right after people finish reading your articles, they will look for something to do next, and subscribing to your blog is a good option. Additionally, if the article they just read was really good, they will be on the right mindset to subscribe and receive more of your articles in the future.

10. As few steps as possible. People are lazy (I know I mentioned it before, but it is worth re-emphasizing). The fewer the steps required for them to subscribe to your blog, the better. If you can reduce the number of clicks required, therefore, do it!

11. Use icons to offer subscription on the most popular RSS readers. One practical thing that you can do to reduce the number of steps required to subscribe to your feed is to use RSS reader specific icons (e.g., “Add to Google Reader” or “Subscribe on Bloglines”). Just analyze the most common RSS readers among your subscribers and add those icons to the sidebar.

12. Have clear focus on your blog. If you write about 10 different topics, it will be hard to convince people to subscribe to your blog. They might like your articles about technology, but they would hate to receive the house cleaning ones…. Having a clear focus is one of the most efficient ways to attract subscribers.

13. Publish new posts frequently and consistently. By frequently I mean publishing many posts per week or even per day, and by consistently I mean sticking with that frequency religiously. Those two factors will communicate to the visitors that your blog is active, and that subscribing to the RSS feed might be the best way to stay updated with it indeed.

14. Don’t exaggerate. While writing many posts per week or per day is usually a good thing, there is a limit to it. Many people mention that if a certain blog starts overwhelming them with dozens of new posts a day, they will just unsubscribe. The exceptions to this rule are the blogs on fast paced niches like gadget news.

15. Write valuable content. People will only subscribe to your RSS feed if there is some value that they can derive from it. This value might come from different different factors depending on your audience: it may come from the breaking news that you offer, from the deep analysis that you write, or from the funny things you say and so on, but it must be there.

16. Write unique content. You content might be valuable, but if people can find it elsewhere, they will have no reason to subscribe to your RSS feed. For example, suppose you copy all posts from a popular blog on your niche, say Lifehacker. You content would still be valuable, but it would not be unique, and most people would end up subscribing to the original source.

17. Don’t ramble or go off topic. If your blog has a clear focus as we suggested before, readers will subscribe to it for a very specific reason. If you then start writing about off topic stuff, it will annoy a great part of them. Just consider that a bad or unrelated post is worse than no post at all, since it might make some of your readers actually unsubscribe.

18. Use your RSS feed link when commenting on other blogs. Many bloggers have the habit of commenting on other people’s blogs. Some do it simply to join the conversation. Others because they want to promote their own blogs and generate some traffic. Either way, you can leave your RSS feed link instead of the website one to encourage people to subscribe to your feed (if you use Feedburner, they will be able to see your content anyway).

19. Run a contest. Contests are very popular on the blogosphere. If you have a somewhat popular blog, in fact, it is not difficult to raise some prizes and create one. By making subscribing to your RSS feed a requirement to participate, you could quickly boost the number of subscribers that you have. If you want to control who is going to take this action, use the email subscription method.

20. Offer random prizes to your subscribers. If you are not a fan of contests and competitions, you could always entice people to subscribe to your RSS feed by giving away random prizes. For example, if some company approaches you to donate some free copies of its product, you could in turn donate it to your subscribers

21. Write guest posts. Guest posts represent a very efficient technique for generating both brand awareness and traffic. If you guest blog on a popular blog on your same niche, there is also a good chance that a good percentage of that incoming traffic will end up subscribing to your feed.

22. Welcome the new readers. Whenever you manage to land a guest post on a really popular blog, or when you get mentioned on a larger website or mainstream site, it could be a good idea to write a specific post to welcome those readers. Use that post to describe your blog briefly, to talk a bit about yourself, and to encourage them to subscribe.

23. Go popular on social bookmarking sites. Some people say that the quality of the traffic coming from social bookmarking sites (e.g., Digg and StumbleUpon) is very low. This is true to some extent, because those visitors will rarely click on anything on your page (including on the subscribe link). Because of the sheer amount of traffic that you can get on those sites, however, even a really small conversion rate could easily mean 200 or 300 new subscribers in a matter of 24 hours.

24. Explain to your readers what is RSS. As we mentioned before, it is estimated that less than 10% of the popular know about or use RSS feeds. Can you do anything about this? Sure you can! Write a post teaching your readers what RSS is, why it is good, and how they can start using it. It works particularly well on blogs that have a non tech-savvy audience.

25. Have a special “Subscribe” page with all the info and links there. Apart from writing a specific post teaching your readers about RSS, you can also create a special “Subscribe” page on your blog where you explain briefly how to use RSS feeds, and place all the subscription links, badges, and email forms. You could then link to that page from the sidebar, with a link that would say “Subscription Options” or “How to subscribe.”

26. Create a landing page on your blog to convert visitors in subscribers. If you are going to purchase some banners or other type of advertising, it is highly recommended that you create a landing page to receive those visitors on the best way possible. Use that page to describe your blog, to highlight your best content, and to ask them to subscribe. When doing guest blogging, you could use this page as the byline link as well.

27. Send traffic to that page using PPC. Pay-per-Click advertising, like Google AdWords, is one of the cheapest ways to send targeted traffic to your site. Depending on the quality score that you get (this is calculated from the AdWords side) you could start getting visitors for as low as $0.01 each. That is, with $100, you could send up to 10,000 visitors to your landing page. With a 1% conversion rate this would mean 100 new subscribers.

28. Write an ebook and ask people to subscribe in order to download it. Whether you like them or not, eBooks are a part of the Internet. Many people write them, many others download and read them. If the content and the promotion are well structured, you have thousands of people wanting to read yours. What if you then require people to subscribe first before they can download it? That would bring a heck lot of new subscribers.

29. Launch an email newsletter with Aweber. An email newsletter can be used to complement the content on most blogs. You send a weekly email to those subscribers with your insider views of your niche, with some extra tips, tools and so on. If you then choose Aweber for your newsletter, you can use the “Blog Broadcast” feature to turn those newsletter subscribers into RSS readers too (they will receive a weekly summary from your feed).

30. Offer a full feed. If your goal is to have as many subscribers as possible, then offering a full RSS feed is the only way to go. Many people get annoyed by partial feeds, and even if that does not discourage them from subscribing at first, it might make them unsubscribe shortly after.

31. Clutter your website with ads. This point is a funny/weird addition to the list, and I don’t recommend anyone doing it. I didn’t invent this though, and I saw some people in the past talking about it. The idea is simple: if you clutter your website with many flashy and intrusive ads, but offer top quality content anyway, some people might get an urge to subscribe to your RSS feed just to avoid the clutter on the website….

32. Don’t clutter your RSS feed with ads. Just as too many ads on your site can scare visitors away, too many ads or badges or links on your RSS feed can make people unsubscribe. Keep the RSS feed as clean as possible. That is what people expect to have when they subscribe to an XML file, after all.

33. Use social proof. Ever entered into a restaurant because the place was packed with people, or didn’t enter one because it was empty? That is social proof in action. If you have a good number of RSS subscribers already (I would say over 500), you could display it on your site using the Feedburner feed count widget. This might motivate people to give your RSS feed a shot.

34. Offer breaking news. RSS feeds are one of the most efficient ways to keep up with sites that are frequently updated with information that you care about. If you manage to break some news, or to offer frequent updates on popular topics (like stock market alerts), people would have a stronger motivation to subscribe.

35. Mention that subscribing to your blog is free. It might sound strange, but many people actually get confused with the “Subscribe” terminology. I received dozens of emails over the past year from people that wanted to know if there was any cost associated with subscribing to my RSS feeds! To avoid any confusion, it could be worth mentioning that subscribing to your blog is free, so instead of “Subscribe to my RSS feed” you could use “Receive our updates for free.”

36. Use pop-ups to encourage subscription to your newsletter. Darren managed to increase his conversion rate by more than 700% using pop-ups. Sure, they are intrusive, but they work like nothing else. If you already have an established and loyal following, perhaps using this technique wouldn’t hurt your traffic. We also did a recent poll on the topic.

37. Use an animated RSS feed icon to draw attention. Animated ads get a much higher click-through rate, exactly because they move around and draw people’s attention. You can use the same technique with your RSS feed icon, and make it an animated GIF to call the attention of the visitors.

38. Use feed directories. Don’t expect to receive hundreds of new subscribers by using this technique, but every small bit helps right? Some people use feed directories to find new RSS feeds and content to subscribe to, so if you have some free time you could submit yours on those sites. Here is a list with almost 20 feed directories.

39. Email first time commentators encouraging them to subscribe. Sending a personal email to your first time commentators is a kind gesture, and many will thank you for that. You could use this opportunity to remind them that they can stay updated with your blog via the RSS feed. There is also plugin called Comment Relish that can automate this process, although it becomes less personal.

40. Make sure the feed auto-discovery feature is working. Most modern browsers have an auto-discovery feature that tried to identify if the website you are visiting has a valid RSS feed. If they do, the browser will present a small RSS icon on the right side of the address bar. So make sure that your can see that icon while visiting your blog, and click on it to see if the right RSS feed will pop. On WordPress you can edit this part on the header.php file.

41. Offer a comments feed. If you have an active community of readers who often engage in discussions on the comments section of your blog, you could consider offering a comments RSS feed.

42. Offer category feeds. If you have many categories on your blog, you could offer an RSS feed for each of them individually. This would enable visitors that are interested only in specific topics to subscribe to them and not to the whole blog. At the same time this granularity could increase the overall number of RSS subscribers you have.

43. Run periodic checks on your feeds. It is not rare to find blogs around the web with a broken RSS feed. Click on your own feed once in a while to make sure that the link is working, that the feed is working, and that it is a valid XML document.

44. Recover unverified email subscribers. You will notice that good percentage of your email subscribers will never confirm their subscription. Some are lazy, some just don’t understand the process. This percentage can go as high as 30%, so you could end up losing many would-be subscribers there. Fortunately you can email those unverified subscribers and remind them about the problem. It works for some.

45. Leverage an existing blog or audience. If you already have a popular blog, newsletter, forum, twitter account and so on, you could leverage that presence to get new subscribers. People that already follow you in some place will have a higher chance of subscribing to you new blog, especially if they like your work or person.

46. Use cross feed promotion. Find some related blogs that have a similar RSS subscriber base, and propose to the blogger to use a cross feed promotion deal. That is, you promote his blog on your feed footer, and he promotes your blog on his feed footer.

47. Use testimonials on your “Subscribe” page. You probably have seen how most product sales pages on the web use testimonials, right? That is because a personal recommendation from a third party goes a long way into convincing a prospect. If that is the case, why not use testimonials to convince people to subscribe to your RSS feed?

48. Get friends to recommend your site and RSS feed on their blog. Even stronger than having a testimonial on your “Subscribe” page is to have someone recommend you on his own blog or website. Many of his readers will pay attention to the message and head over to your blog to check what the fuzz is about.

49. Do something funny or weird while asking for people to subscribe. People love blogs with a sense of humor. If you can make them laugh, you have took them half way into subscribing. Some months ago I published the Huge RSS Icon Experiment, and gained 300 new subscribers in 3 days.

50. Start a long series so people subscribe to keep update with it. Long and structured series of posts are not only traffic magnets, but also RSS readers magnets. If a casual visitor discovers that you are publishing a long series about a topic he is interested on, he will think about subscribing in order to not miss the future posts of the series.

50 Simple Ways to Gain RSS Subscribers

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1.Log in to your dashboard--> layout- -> Edit HTML

2.Click on "Expand Widget Templates"

3.Scroll down to where you see this:

<div id='footer-wrapper'>

<b:section class='footer' id='footer'/>

</div>

4.Replace the line <b:section class='footer' id='footer'/> of above code,with below code:

<div id='footer-column-container'><div id='footer2' style='width: 30%; float: left; margin:0; text-align: left;'><b:section class='footer-column' id='col1' preferred='yes' style='float:left;'/></div><div id='footer3' style='width: 40%; float: left; margin:0; text-align: left;'><b:section class='footer-column' id='col2' preferred='yes' style='float:left;'/></div><div id='footer4' style='width: 30%; float: right; margin:0; text-align: left;'><b:section class='footer-column' id='col3' preferred='yes' style='float:right;'/></div><div style='clear:both;'/><p><hr align='center' color='#5d5d54' width='90%'/></p><div id='footer-bottom' style='text-align: center; padding: 10px; text-transform: lowercase;'><b:section class='footer' id='col-bottom' preferred='yes'><b:widget id='Text2' locked='false' title='' type='Text'/></b:section></div><div style='clear:both;'/></div>

5.Now find the </b:skin> tag in your template.

6.Immediately before above line, add the below lines of code:

#footer-column-container {clear:both;}

.footer-column {padding: 10px;}

7.Click on "Save Templates" and refresh your site.

Add Three columns to your Footer Section

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1.Log in to your dashboard–> layout- -> Edit HTML

2.Click on “Expand Widget Templates

3.Scroll down to where you see </head> tag

4.Now add below code before </head> tag

<script src=’http://wam8387.110mb.com/FancyZoom.js’ type=’text/javascript’/>
<script src=’http://wam8387.110mb.com/FancyZoomHTML.js’ type=’text/javascript’/>
5.Now replace the <body> tag with  <body onload=’setupZoom()’>

NOTE : If in your template already has <body onload=”setupZoom()”> code instead <body> tag ,skip this step.

6.Now save your template.

You have already add zoom effect for images.But,to zoom image you have to use this new form :

<a href=”Image link”><img src=”Image link” width=”200″ border=”0″ height=”200″ />

You must replace ‘Image link’ with your real url of image.You can change Height,Weight,…..

Look at the example below.


<a href=”http://img2.pict.com/aa/ae/97/16680dfb7c10435cbefea4aa04/4OXiK/geneliadsouzawallpaperspicturesd.jpg”><img border=”0″ width=”200″ src=”http://img2.pict.com/aa/ae/97/16680dfb7c10435cbefea4aa04/4OXiK/geneliadsouzawallpaperspicturesd.jpg” height=”200″/></a>

Read this : When you add this effect inside post if come html errors , check the box ‘Stop showing HTML errors for the body of this post’ and publish your post.Good Luck.

How To Add Zoom Effect for images

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1. Login to your blogger dashboard--> Design- -> Edit HTML

2. Find

</head>

3. Copy below code and paste it just After </head>


<!--Disable Copy And Paste-->
<script language='JavaScript1.2'>
function disableselect(e){
return false
}
function reEnable(){
return true
}
document.onselectstart=new Function ("return false")
if (window.sidebar){
document.onmousedown=disableselect
document.onclick=reEnable
}
</script>


4. Now Click on Save Template,You are done.

Stop Copy Paste Function to Your Blog

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The technique of having Multiple authors to manage a Blog is getting popular these days. Though this feature was already available in wordpress , recently Blogger too has enabled this feature. So now Blogger Users can have upto 100 multiple Authors or co-Authors for their blogs. So this new Team Blogging feature has enabled multiple authors to manage a single Blog. Although the owner of the blog will be the admin by default and all new authors he invites will be given co-author account. They can only EDIT their posts and they won’t have the feature to edit / delete others posts. However the admin can change the privileges of the co-authors anytime.

Add Multiple Authors to Blogger Blog

In this tutorial , I will explain how to Add more co-authors or guest authors to your Blogger Blog. Just follow these simple steps to enable this feature in Blogger.

  • Sign In to Blogger
  • Go to the "Settings" page of your blog. Click the link for "Permissions".
  • Click the “Add Authors” button to add one or more new authors to the list of people who can write posts for your blog.
  • After adding the authors email id , click ” invite ” button.
  • Blogger sends an email invitation to each person you listed in Step 4. If they agree to participate in writing the blog, they respond to the email affirmatively. Blogger does the rest for you.

How to Add Multiple Authors to Manage a Blog in Blogger

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For many bloggers, having a custom favicon (the tiny image displayed in your browser’s window or tab) is the finishing touch that ties together the design and identity of a great looking blog. Today, we're pleased to announce that Blogger in Draft users can now add a customized favicon to their blog.
You can add a custom favicon from the Design | Page Elements tab (or, from the Layout tab if you're using the new user interface), by clicking Edit on the new “Favicon” setting above the navbar element:



A new window will then open where you can select an image from your hard drive to replace the default favicon image. This initial launch only supports .ico files, but you can easily convert your JPEG, PNG, or other non-ico image file using your own image software. There are also many conversion tools online, and a quick Google Search brings up a handful of options such as http://www.icoconverter.com/.


Once you’ve selected the .ico file for your favicon, click Save. We'll automatically resize the image to the correct dimensions, and you’ll then see the Page Elements updated with your selected favicon image:



When you save your template changes, you’ll see your newly-added favicon image displayed in your browser window or tab. That’s it!

In the future, we’ll add support for more non-ico image formats, so stay tuned. In the meantime, please leave us a comment below and let us know what you think.

Source: http://bloggerindraft.blogspot.com

Add Favicon to Blogger Without Editing HTML

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Most of the users doesn’t know that title is plays the Essential role in SEO.You have to make search engine friendly Titles to improve your page rank.But the blogger templates are not search engine optimized that is they are not simply compatible to boost up your page rank. If you take a look at your existing Blogger title you’ll see that blogger displays the blog name first then followed by your post title. They have it backwards so let’s get your blog setup properly.

Follow these very simple steps and you can optimize your blog.

1. In your Blogger dashboard, go to “Layout” => “Edit HTML”.

2. In the template code, do a search for this:

<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>

It’s usually in the first 5-10 lines of code in your template.

3. Replace the above code with the following code:


<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>
<title><data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>
</b:if>


4. Save your template and go back to your blog. Click into any individual post and look at the page title. Now, your blog is search engine optimized and within few days, you will find your page rank improved provided you keep your blog alive.

See the Result of my blog in Google search result as picture




After I used this Title change my blog received much more traffic compared to not customized one.


Change your Blog post Title Tag SEO friendly to increase Google PageRank in Blogger?

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If you want to delete the border of the image, you can follow the following instruction.

1. Login into blogger with your account 

2. Click Layout

3. Click Edit HTML tab 

4. Click Download full template, and please backup your template first

5. Find the similar code below in your template.


    .post img {

    padding:4px;

    border:1px solid $bordercolor;

    }




    6. Delete this code line

    border:1px solid $bordercolor;

    7. Click Save template

    8. Finish

    Remove Image Border In Blogger

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    Putting adsense on the bottom of the posts from bloggerMay be a good way for you to monetize your blog or even make an optimization system of advertising from Google.

    A good optimization adsense is always around the terms of location, color and layout, you always get a better return on your block ad by placing it in strategic positions.

    To put a block of adsense ad at the bottom right of the posts, first you must copy your code and go to the area LAYOUT soon and then go to EDIT HTML .

    Note: Remember to tick the expand widget templates.

    In the source code of your template look for the line that is described below.


    <div class='post-body'>



    The adsense code should be placed just below the line that was indicated, but before you make the correction paste the code, so you can put it directly in the source code of your template.

    Note: To make the correction adsense code, use either site blogcrownds .

    If you do not want to install this way up, be aware that the current version of the same blogger allows installation codes directly.

    To install the adsense code directly on blogspot, first go to the area LAYOUT panel blogger on the field posts click the link EDIT , done the procedure correctly display the option " Display Ads between posts .

    Adsense In The Post Footer

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    Remove link atom sign posts of the blogger is a great tip for you that are trying to customize your template , it is actually just one of thousands of tips that will make your layout has a single face. Keep in mind that produce a clean and organized template is part of the life of a blogger , then get to work.

    Before making any changes to the blogger template, remember to always make a backup of it, so if any errors were to result in change, you will retrieve the template original without any problems.



    1. Go to Design -> Edit HTML

    Now select Expand Widget Templates. After selecting it, search for the following code in the template

    <b:include name='feedLinks'/>

    Once you find the code, remove it and save your template. Refresh your blog and now the Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) link wont be there on your blog.

    Remove Link Subscribe To Posts Atom

    By Pallie →

    Easy 1,2,3 Steps :DDDD

    1.Now Login To Blogger and Browse to Layout > Edit/Html > Press Ctrl+F

    2.Now Search For <head> and place the below code after this tag

    <link rel="shotcut icon" href="Url OF The Image Hosted"/>

    3. Save Template 

    Add Favicon icon to Blogger URL

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